Sixty-six exceptional medical and veterinary students are embarking on a year of research with support from HHMI. To make these fellowships a reality HHMI partners with outside organizations, including the Parkinson’s Foundation. We are committed to funding the next generation of Parkinson's researchers.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute: HHMI Selects Outstanding Students for Medical Research Fellowships
Every father dreams of walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, sharing that unforgettable first dance. And my dad, Daniel Smith, 61, was no different. But he was a little nervous. Having been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 15 years ago, he wondered how the tremors, freezing and cramping — symptoms of the progressive nervous system disorder — would impact him on the big day.
If you or a loved one is at risk for stroke, you’re probably familiar with FAST, the acronym that signals a stroke and tells you how to respond to it: Facial weakness or numbness, Arm weakness or numbness, Slurred speech, and Time (getting to the hospital quickly).
Gretchen Church was 32 years old when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost 17 years ago. It was a time when there was hardly support for people with Parkinson’s, especially for those like her with young-onset Parkinson’s disease.
A surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease. A special wire (lead) is inserted into a specific area of the brain responsible for movement. The lead is connected to a pacemaker-like device implanted in the chest region.
The Holy Grail in any progressive disease is to find it early enough to start effective treatment before irreversible damage has occurred. For Parkinson’s disease, which afflicts 1.5 million Americans and growing, a new study has brought this goal a little closer.
Like other degenerative conditions, Parkinson’s disease is a thief. It robs people of their ability to control their own movements, to enjoy once-pleasurable hobbies, and perhaps worst of all, it steals time: time with family, time with friends, time away from the best years of one’s life.
There are several excellent websites developed by the PD support organizations, but the NPF’s website is the most widely-read, and it happened to be the one my wife, Ellie, kept returning to for information during the year and a half after my diagnosis while I kept living my life as if nothing had changed.
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its newest financial assistance program, aimed at providing help and hope to patients being treated for Parkinson’s disease. The new fund will be one of nearly 60 disease-specific funds offered by PAN, spanning programs for cancer, chronic illnesses and rare diseases.
This week we sat down with the President and CEO of National Parkinson Foundation, Joyce Oberdorf and Larry Kahn, CEO/Founder of PD Gladiators, a man who developed early-onset Parkinson disease.